| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:42 PM
I'm on board with the city's new plastic bag ban, but saving the environment isn't as easy or as tidy as I imagined.
Six weeks in and I'm still trying to navigate the lifestyle changes that going bagless requires.
I'm hauling around a half-dozen...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Marine Corps veteran Jesse Bergeron used to do his grocery shopping at 2 a.m. — just to avoid the crowds.
Family trips to Disney World put the former machine gunner on red alert, searching for escape routes. Baseball games were out of the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 9:38 PM
You've got a red carpet, you've got the USC marching band, you've got KISS lighting up the inky night while standing inside what looks to be some sort of fire-breathing insect.
Kings fans Giselle Bishop and Christina Dean celebrated it all in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
I recently got into a discussion with an old friend about the wisdom of purchasing his pet's drugs online.
Last year I ran into a problem when my dog had a bad reaction to a heartworm prevention medication I purchased from my veterinarian.
I wanted to...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Question: I am a board director at my homeowners association. Receipts produced by our management company personnel requesting reimbursement for "office supplies" showed purchase of a $21 bottle of Tequila. At the board meeting I showed that office supply...
| Jan 28, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 50-year-old Tinley Park man was charged with DUI during a Jan. 21 traffic stop near Oak Park Avenue and 167th Street, a few minutes after reporting his car was stolen.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 PM
He'd lived for at least a decade on a grimy sidewalk in an industrial area of South Los Angeles, just off Western Avenue.
To passers-by he might have seemed like an ugly symbol of urban blight — unkempt, unfriendly and surrounded by trash-filled...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Christmas is still weeks away, but family had already done their shopping for Jah'Niyah White, a South Side child described by a doting grandmother as "the smartest 2-year-old I’ve ever met in my life."
Her father had plans to honor her...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It was another busy weekday afternoon for Orphans of the Storm, a North Shore animal shelter that showcases its dogs and cats for adoption at Northbrook Court mall, during the winter holidays.
The organization's volunteers wrapped gifts for shoppers...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
La Caņadans can expect a busy year ahead. Residents will watch sound walls being constructed while a Gelson’s opens in a popular shopping center in the city. City officials will tackle issues such as affordable housing and off-leash dogs.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...